Why is Microsoft apologizing?

Microsoft is apologizing...but to whom?

Microsoft is apologizing to "rival" Corel for libeling its file formats as a security risk. Did Corel's customer complain? I suppose the last remaining Word Perfect user is going to complain next?

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